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Source: The Guradian

Ivanka Trump: senior Democrat calls for investigation into personal email use

Today 20:56 GMT

A senior Democrat has called for an investigation of Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account for government business, an act that has been criticized as hypocritical by allies and foes of her father’s administration.

A White House review of Trump’s emails showed that she used her personal email to correspond with federal government staff, cabinet officials and her assistants throughout much of 2017.

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Source: BBC

Trump backs Saudi Arabia despite murder

Today 19:06 GMT

US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

"The world is a very dangerous place!", Mr Trump states, before holding up Saudi Arabia as an ally of the US against Iran. The kingdom spent "billions of dollars in leading the fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism" whereas Iran has "killed many Americans and other innocent people throughout the Middle East", it says.

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Source: BBC

Ivanka used personal email for WH business

Today 20:55 GMT

Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of messages discussing official White House business last year, officials confirm.

However Austin Evers, from a group called American Oversight, which submitted the freedom of information request that led to the discovery of Ms Trump's use of personal email last year, said the "president's family is not above the law". Ms Trump stopped using her personal address for government correspondence after she was informed that she should not be doing so, the official said.

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Source: The Guradian

US stock markets drop as tech companies lead losses

Today 17:16 GMT

US stock markets dropped sharply on Monday as big technology companies led losses, and fears over an escalating trade war with China rattled investors.

The so-called Faang companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) whose rises helped drive stock markets to record highs have all suffered sharp losses in recent weeks. Facebook dropped 5.7% as the company continued to struggle with issues related to its reaction to the discovery of manipulation of its platform.

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Source: Global News

Saudi king praises his son, avoids mention of Khashoggi killing in annual speech

Today 14:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday gave his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing.

READ MORE: Saudi Arabia an ally despite ‘vicious’ Jamal Khashoggi murder, Trump says. The king voiced support for his favored son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying that the 32-year-old heir to the throne is focused on developing the capabilities of Saudi youth.

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Source: Global News

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Today 19:06 GMT

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world’s largest plastic polluting countries.

Santoso said researchers from wildlife conservation group WWF and the park’s conservation academy found about 5.9 kilograms (13 pounds) of plastic waste in the animal’s stomach containing 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, 2 flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic.

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Source: Global News

Tekashi 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering, firearm charges

Today 19:06 GMT

The court documents claim that 6ix9ine, Shotti and two other members of the entourage robbed unknown rivals at gunpoint “for the purpose of gaining entrance to and maintaining and increasing position in Nine.”. 6ix9ine has been one of the most controversial and popular names in hip-hop in recent months.

Longyear said 6ix9ine was captured on surveillance video as he sat in a car and filmed the scene in Times Square when his co-defendants carried out a violent robbery against a rival gang member.

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Source: CTV

Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work: report

Today 20:56 GMT

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The emails the group uncovered include correspondence between Ivanka Trump and Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

2 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Which markets are closed on Thanksgiving?

Today 19:06 GMT

Unfortunately for the bond traders, who are off on Thanksgiving, they only have a 2 p.m. early close on Friday, as recommended by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

However, bulls have struggled to maintain that optimism on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which has been positive only 42% of the time with an average loss of 0.3% (see chart below):. Given the current momentum playing out in the market now, stocks aren’t likely to see much of an uptrend this Thanksgiving, though worries about trade and a sluggish economic expansion abroad has fueled appetite in the 10-year Treasury notes TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.92%  at 3.05%.

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Source: Fox News

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump administration’s asylum ban

Today 20:56 GMT

A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally, likely prompting a legal challenge from the White House.

The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Source: Fox News

RNC backs Trump attack on retired Navy Admiral William McRaven

Today 20:55 GMT

The Republican National Committee on Monday backed comments by President Trump that were critical of retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, best known for overseeing the Navy SEAL operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell criticized Trump's remarks about McRaven on Twitter Sunday, writing "Correction needed to [Trump's] comment today that McRaven should have found bin Laden sooner.

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Source: Fox News

The perils of taking on Nancy: Liberal activists threaten 'backlash' to Dems who oppose her

Today 19:59 GMT

As Nancy Pelosi faces a grueling fight with her own members to regain the speaker’s gavel in January, pro-Pelosi left-wing activist groups are warning of a "backlash" against House Democrats who oppose her.

“If right-wing Democrats end up helping Republicans by voting against Nancy Pelosi as speaker, they can expect to face serious backlash from the same energized and mobilized base of progressive voters that just brought Democrats a majority in the House. Which certainly could extend to primaries,” Spokesman Karthik Ganapathy told The Beast.

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Source: The Guradian

May will finalise Brexit deal in Brussels on Wednesday, says Spain

Today 20:56 GMT

Theresa May is to travel to Brussels on Wednesday evening to finalise the Brexit deal in a meeting with the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, Downing Street has said.

The full text of a Brexit political declaration in future EU-UK relations was meant to be published on Tuesday, but the timing is now up in the air. The European commission’s chief spokesman declined to say whether the document would appear before or after May’s meeting with Juncker.

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Source: BBC

Chicago hospital shooting victims mourned

Today 20:56 GMT

The suspect moved into the hospital, shooting at random and killing newly graduated pharmacist Dayna Less, who was getting off a lift at the time.

Dr John Purakal, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Chicago, said he had tried in vain to save Dr O'Neal's life. "I knew her, trained with her, saved lives with her and tonight, tried to save her life," he wrote on Twitter.

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Source: DW

Mythical sex scene fresco discovered in Pompeii

Today 19:06 GMT

Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene between the Greek god Zeus — or his Roman equivalent, Jupiter — disguised as a swan, and Leda, a legendary Spartan queen from Greek mythology, the Pompeii administration said Monday.

The fresco remains an exceptional find, according to Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna, who pointed out that Leda was painted in an unusual way, making her look directly at anyone who saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom.


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